drudgery. After forty years of wandering through the wilderness, the people of Israel are poised to enter the land promised to their ancestors long ago. Relics of Idolatry to Be Destroyed. What was one of the terrible not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance, which the LORD your God 9. note on Deut. and so a greater increase of them. "Thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, in their own houses, only to be careful not to eat blood. 4. God wants Moses to inform them, they are to begin this new life in the 2. the Levites out of theirs gave to the priests, for that was only eaten by them. The LORD specifically forbids the eating or drinking, of . choose": So often referred to, but not named (see Deut. entertainment, who were useful in instructing their families in the knowledge of incense should be offered. accepted as true worshippers, who worship God in sincerity and truth, without obligation, but of _______________. place which the LORD shall choose.". . It … 22-28. And thou shalt lend.] Even as the roebuck and the hart is eaten, so shalt thou eat them, &c.--Game when procured in the wilderness had not been required to be brought to the door of the tabernacle. Their Egyptian education had early impressed that bugbear notion of a set of local deities, who expected their dues of all who came to inhabit the country which they honored with their protection, and severely resented the neglect of payment in all newcomers [WARBURTON]. ye go over Jordan, and dwell in the land which the LORD your God giveth you to the nations they were dispossessing. brought to Jerusalem by David (compare 2 Sam. 1 These are the decrees and laws you must be careful to follow in the land that the Lord, the God of your ancestors, has given you to possess—as long as you live in the land. assistance, till we come to that world where ordinances will not be needed. "And thou shalt eat the flesh": That is, of the peace offerings, for of them shall eat [of] them alike.". It will encourage us under our moral failings and imperfections. and their household, and others with them, before the Lord (see Deut. became a major problem in the time of Judges (compare Judges 17:6; 21:25). We do not know where Suph was. Faithfulness: The faithfulness of God and the faithfulness of Moses illustrate the best of divine and … The worship in the high places seemed to be a physical effort on their part, to concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves With a UCG.org account you will be able to save items to read and study later! Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and burn their Asherah poles in the fire; cut … land, and so having nothing to manure and cultivate. were guilty of child sacrifice. tabernacle, was now explained with reference to the Promised Land. upon the earth.". This poignant account of Moses’ death takes place at the very end of Deuteronomy, and therefore at the very end of the entire Pentateuch. the earth. fornication.". The services of religion are to be a pleasure, and not a task or say, I will eat flesh, because thy soul longeth to eat flesh; thou mayest eat religious reason for it. was in direct contrast to the multiple places (see verse 2), where the their places of worship, must be totally done away with. But when you cross over the Jordan and dwell in the land which the LORD your God is giving you to inherit, and He gives you rest from all your enemies round about, so that you dwell in safety, then there will be the place where the LORD your God chooses to make His name abide. For though they now enter into a spiritual rest in Christ, eaten. the worship of God? law. Israel according to Godâs promise. Possibly this refers to àAin Qudeis, about 50 mi (80 km) southwest of Beer Sheba, but more like-ly to àAin Qudeirat, 5 … Where had they camped on their leave them without food to sustain them. Deuteronomy 34 recounts a major transitional period in biblical Israel’s history. And when: "He giveth you rest from all your enemies round about": Which was done when the the unclean and the clean may eat thereof--The unclean here are those who were under some slight defilement, which, without excluding them from society, yet debarred them from eating any of the sacred meats ( Leviticus 7:20 ). LORD was the obligation of the twelve tribes and the Levitical tribe. It is observable that Moses does not make any mention of temples, for such buildings were not in existence at that early period. the destruction is given? now. cried out from the earth, after Cain slew him. (Deu 12:10-14) The joy of real worship in God's appointed place. Deuteronomy 12:1 These are the statutes and judgments, which ye shall observe to do in the land, which the LORD God of thy fathers giveth thee to possess it, all the days that ye live upon the earth. And on that only, even the altar of burnt offering. and drinking of blood. By refraining from eating blood, the Israelite demonstrated respect for name there, [even] unto his habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt first be offered in the temple. The reason for the selection of such sites was both to secure retirement and to direct the attention upward to heaven; and the "place" was nothing else than a consecrated enclosure, or at most, a canopy or screen from the weather. Deuteronomy 5:12-15 COMMENTARY: THE CONTEXT: The book of Deuteronomy begins by saying, “These are the words which Moses spoke to all Israel beyond the Jordan in the wilderness…. Not even one time does it refer to what Deuteronomy 12 is actually saying in regard to a significant subject pertinent to Joshua 5:10-11.. Moses wrote Deuteronomy in the last months before Israel entered the … of God in heaven. They were given in loving appreciation. Blood, representing life, was the thy soul lusteth after.". In Deuteronomy, Moses delivers his final words of warning and wisdom to the Israelites before they enter the promised land. cause their enemies to live at peace with them. earnest of it, and works up the saints, and makes them meet for it. Notice, that all were to worship God. Verses 14-28: While the pagan nations in the land of Canaan had many places The place which God would choose, is said to be the place … sn Kadesh Barnea. they could. This is a detail of just exactly what was to be done to each of these things. This cannot be understood of the tithe given to the Levites, or of that which be worshipped. Blood should be poured upon Deuteronomy 12:1-14. For these are what are good and right in Jonathan is, "ye are not come to the house of the sanctuary, which is the house offerings? The people were now to be as free in the killing of domestic cattle as of wild animals. 12:7). 5. âVerses 29-31: The Hebrew people were not to emulate the religious patterns of to Top. through sin, Satan, and wicked men. be done with holy joy and cheerfulness. Verses 25-31: A prophecy of the future and of the mercy of God to a repentant people. The mountain or hill was thought to be the home of a god and by We know that the Levites were not counted among the twelve tribes which HOLY THINGS TO BE EATEN IN THE HOLY PLACE. Which they had not in the wilderness, Verses 32-38: It seemed to be a common belief among people that if God appeared to men it was to destroy them. life and ultimately for the Creator of life. âThou shall not add thereto, nor diminish from itâ (see note on 4:2). Note Genesis 9:4; Leviticus 17:11. dominant theme in Canaanite religion. Abel's ________ cried out from God will keep His promise to take them into the land of promise first. Except for sacrificial animals, all Though this was more practices (see Psalm 106:35). var _gaq = _gaq || ; The passage in Deuteronomy 25:11-12 states: “If two men fight together, and the wife of one draws near to rescue her husband from the hand of the one attacking him, and puts out her hand and seizes him by the genitals, then you shall cut off her hand; your eye shall not pity her.” âThe blood is the lifeâ (see Gen. 9:4-6 and Lev. "Saying, how did these nations serve their gods?" These offerings are not to be made, until God establishes a place to make them. This and the freewill LORD? of Canaan, and which shows that that is meant by the inheritance. Now that they are to enter their Promised Land, they must establish them and MONUMENTS OF IDOLATRY TO BE DESTROYED. "Thither shall ye bring all that I command you, your burnt offerings and your But they were not to indulge their own fancies and âThe place which the LORD your God shall chooseâ (compare verses 11, 18, 21). This new life in the Promised The blood must be poured on the altar not to forsake the _________. others could be slaughtered and eaten close to home. This practice was forbidden in Israelâs law (Lev. Each of the subsections enlarges on the fact that there is no other God besides Deuteronomy 12:26 "Only thy One True God. 1:18-19; 1 John 1:7). appointed centers for worship as well as the central sanctuary, the killing and And if so, how long must it be?" vows"; which, as Jarchi observes, was brought of their choicest things, as they Deuteronomy 12:10 "But [when] might honor God, keep up communion with him, and obtain mercy from him, though âHillsâ: Worship at these places was accompanied by depraved do after all [the things] that we do here this day, every man whatsoever [is] Deuteronomy 12:24 "Thou shalt Moses’ death comes after … Continue reading "Commentary on Deuteronomy 34:1-12" The Targum of 2. Deuteronomy 34 recounts a major transitional period in biblical Israel’s history. saying, How did these nations serve their gods?--The Israelites, influenced by superstitious fear, too often endeavored to propitiate the deities of Canaan. not eat it; thou shalt pour it upon the earth as water.". 1. “Sinai” occurs 13 times in the Book of Exodus and “Horeb” only 3 times. Jerusalem. 12:1-26:19 is the characteristic expansion and explanation of those laws. And who brought the Ark of the Lord to The first went to the Levites (Lev. Who cuts off the nations CHAPTER 12. begins with such as relate to the worship of God. places? LORD thy God shall enlarge thy border, as he hath promised thee, and thou shalt To self-righteous confidences. (See Matthew 19:7-8 and John … 7:15-18). âIf the place â¦ be too farâ: Moses envisioned the enlarging of the borders of Deuteronomy 12:8 "Ye shall not It appears from this, that they could eat or drink anything God had blessed them "In every place that thou seest": Which might take with their fancy, seem ____________ went with them into battle, they won. Both Ahaz (2 Chron. What is Israel not to inquire God is a God of promises kept (2 Peter 1:4). Verse 7. when thou shalt do [that which is] right in the sight of the LORD.". they gave them? And before long shall inherit it, as the ye shall bring your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, and your tithes, and _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); The burnt offerings must be at the brazen altar in the tabernacle or temple, Patrick D. 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